Women who love coffee now have reason to raise their coffee mugs and love it even more! A new study suggests that women who drink 37 ounces or about 4 cups of coffee everyday can cut down on the risks of endometrial cancer, or uterine cancer by as much as 18%.
A team of researchers from the Imperial College of London, under leader Melissa Merritt, investigated cancer data about more than 450,000 women from two ongoing research studies. From this pool, they discovered that about 2,800 women had endometrial cancer; then the team began observing their diets and their consistency at maintaining the diets over a period of time.
Those women who consumed a minimum of 37 ounces or about 4 cups of coffee every day developed a lower risk of uterine cancer – up to 18%; additionally, about 83 different types of food and drinks examined were not found to lower risks of endometrial cancer in women, at least not up to this rate.
Coffee regulates the production of the hormone estrogen in women. According to the American Cancer Society, women suffer the risks of developing endometrial cancer when they produce more estrogen than progesterone, which causes hormonal imbalance. Coffee is also rich in antioxidants, and helps prevent cellular damage within the body, thereby reducing the possibility of developing cancers.
Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that affects cells on the lining of the wall of the uterus or the endometrium. The cancer causes symptoms like pelvic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, watery or bloody discharges from the vagina, and also bleeding in-between monthly period.
The National Cancer Institute reports that more than 50,000 uterine cancer cases are diagnosed every year. Out of these, about 8,000 die because of complications arising from the disease.